Gunnery, The

The Gunnery is a coeducational college preparatory boarding and day school for students in grades nine through twelve. Our 220-acre campus borders the village green of Washington, a small, historic town in the foothills of the Berkshires in western Connecticut. By car, The Gunnery is about an hour from New Haven and Hartford, 2 hours from New York, and 3 hours from Boston. 

The Gunnery, named for its abolitionist founder, Frederick William Gunn, has provided a rigorous, character-centered education to young men and women for over 150 years. The values of citizenship and social responsibility are reinforced in a small, cohesive community which cultivates maturity, dedication and lifelong accomplishment.

Enrollment:  295 students from 18 states and 19 countries in grades 9 - 12/PG
Boys:  181 (61%)
Girls:  114 (39%)
Boarding: 205 (70%)
Day: 90 (30%)
Legacies: 39 (13%); 67 (23%) are siblings of Gunnery students or graduates
International:  Our international students come from 19 countries:  Bahrain, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan and Turkey.

Head of School:  Peter W.E. Becker, BA Religious Studies, University of Virginia; MA History, Yale University, appointed 2012.
Accreditation:  New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)

Average class size: 12
Academic Courses offered:  101
AP Courses offered:  16
Graduation Requirements:  17 and 2/3 credits
Unique Programs:  Gunnery LEADSGunn ScholarSenior SeminarAcademic Merit Program
 55 (32 men/23 women)
Advanced Degrees:  34 (62%)
Student/Teacher ratio:  5:1

Location:  Washington, CT (Litchfield County); in proximity to New York (90 miles), Hartford (41 miles) and Boston (142 miles)
Campus:  220 acres
Buildings:  31
Dorms: 10 (6 for boys/4 for girls)

Interscholastic sports:  15
Interscholastic Teams:  36
Clubs and Organizations:  21
Prefects: 6
Residential Assistants:  35

  $51,200 boarding / $38,500 day (2013-2014)
Financial Aid:   Over $3.5 million in financial aid awarded each year to more than 45% of our student body
Endowment:  $20 million

Founded:  1850 by Frederick W. Gunn
Colors:  Red and Gray
Mascot:  The Highlander
Motto:  Vir bonus semper discipulus est - A good man (person) is always a student.



Organization Name: Gunnery, The
Address 1: 99 Green Hill Road
Address 2:
City, State, Zip: Washington, Connecticut  06793
Type: Private
Number of Students: 285
Lowest Grade: 9
Highest Grade: PG


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